Iran Reopens Nuclear Plant Inactive for Nine Years

Iran Reopens Nuclear Plant Inactive for Nine Years

Iran Reopens Nuclear Plant Inactive for Nine Years

The US accuses Iran of breaking the terms of the agreement by continuing to enrich uranium and intervening in regional conflicts - particularly Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. That marks an Iranian acknowledgement of something it denied back in 2009 - that it had exhausted its sole supply of yellowcake, which came under a deal that Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi made with apartheid South Africa in the 1970s.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the hardline cleric in power since 1989, demanded the judiciary punish those "who disrupt economic security", in remarks clearly meant to send a message to Iranians who may plan more demonstrations.

The version published by Javad Zarif on Thursday takes Pompeo's words pretty much verbatim, but replaces Iran with the US.

"And, what President Trump has said is we need to hold Iran to account.The US wants to be cautious but wants the global community to make sure they are paying attention to the violations".

Officials also have appeared in state media video and pictures at Isfahan with advanced IR-2M, IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges labeled in English in the background. In the last couple of years, India is joining three major non-proliferation groupings.

Over the past days, protests against soaring prices and unstable currency rate gripped the Grand Bazaar of the capital Tehran, which led to the closure of businesses there. The final dismissal of the president is the decision of the Supreme Leader.

The unilateral move taken by the United States has been opposed by other signatories to the nuclear agreement.

The minister's statement opens by accusing the USA government of "squandering [American] citizens resources" through foreign wars, supporting Israel and "other terror-sponsoring regimes" and criticizes its "wasteful" production of nuclear weapons.

As long as Iran implemented its nuclear obligations, the bloc would remain committed to the full and effective implementation of the deal, he said.

He added that one of the areas "on the enemy's agenda to strike" is Iran's transportation sector, where aviation, shipping and indemnity insurance will likely be the first to be sanctioned. But by February 2006, hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered uranium enrichment to resume in earnest.

The president said the second option is to stand against U.S. pressure alongside internal disputes and conflicts; "if we choose to resist while paying the highest price, it will widen the gap among the people", Rouhani said.

Rouhani urges Iranians to unite against U.S.

Final say on the nuclear program, however, rests with Khamenei.

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9
Women’s March Calls for Abolishing Border Security at D.C. Protest